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New Maine AmeriCorps Program Operating Grants Available

November 18th, 2010

AUGUSTA AmeriCorps is a national service program, which engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in team-based community service to meet critical needs in the areas of Education, Healthy Futures, Economic Opportunity, Environmental Stewardship, Veterans’ Services and Disaster Services. 

In Maine, AmeriCorps volunteers build trails, teach environmental education, work to preserve local island communities, and in a variety of other programs that serve the community.  Funding for new Maine AmeriCorps Program’s is available. Visit our website at http://maineservicecommission.gov/grants/index.php#MAC2 to see if an AmeriCorps program is a fit for your organization.

Applications will be accepted for new State Competitive Operating Grants, which can take the form of Cost Reimbursement, Fixed Price or Professional Corps program models.  All are described in the Request for Proposals and application instructions.  Grant funds support AmeriCorps members’ service and require local matches in a combination of cash and in-kind. 

Eligible applicants include: private or public non-profit organizations, state/local government, Native American Tribal governments, and institutions of higher education. All proposals must be submitted no later than 2:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. Written questions about this RFP must be submitted using the public forum, “New AmeriCorps Program Operating Grants,” on the Peer2Peer bulletin board at this web address: http://www.volunteermaine.org/bulletin-board/. Copies of the RFP are available to download after using this registration LINK

The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer sector by funding service programs, developing volunteer managers, raising awareness, and encouraging an ethic of service. To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit our web-site at www.maineservicecommission.gov